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Posted: 11/17/2008 8:54:20 AM EST
I have been looking at both of these micro red dots and other than the inlcusion of a manual on/off switch I do not see any real difference between the two?  

Anyone have a strong opinion one way or the other in regards to dot brightness, clarity, etc?  Has anyone used either of these sights with night vision?


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:38:45 PM EST
No one? I was wondering the same
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:45:42 PM EST
I own both and they're both just OK....

I like having the on/off switch capability of the Burris.  BOTH of them are sub-optimal for shooting in low-light / no-light conditions.  With both of them, I REALLY wish I could determine the scope's brightness (like with an Aimpoint or EO-Tech) rather than dealing with the "auto-brightness" sensor.  

Hope this helps,

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 8:59:09 PM EST
Actually xmikex that is a *tremendous* help!  I did not expect anyone would own both.

If you have a weapon mounted light and 'flash' it on a target, do you suffer reticle washout?  

FYI, my anticipated application is to use an SAR mount to bolt it on top of a factory MSAR STG-556 optic and give me a scope with reticle for precision shooting and a red dot for speed shooting and a BUOS (back up optical sight).  

I just wanted to know if it would also allow me to have an option for optics with night vision, although based on some experimenting witha friends gear I have foudn that a laser is probably the best bet for that- goggles or head mounted monocles are just too difficult to geta  good sight pic on a red dot due to focus issues, at least on the low end stuff.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 11:41:27 PM EST
I just got a fastfire from the EE and have only played with it a little, I put it on a beretta cx4 carbine; but here is my two cents.

The dot is only 4moa I believe. That is fine except in dim light. The inability to adjust the brightness can make for a hard to find dot. It brightens up great in daylight, not overly bright. In near darkness it flickers, very annoying, may just be the unit I have.

Off topic but for anyone with the beretta it is nice on my storm.  Co-witnesses with the factory iron sights perfectly, they fold down when not needed. Glad I bought it, this gun is just a range toy for me and I couldn't justify the cost of an eotech on it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:55:33 AM EST
I know at least with older RDPs they are OFF in the dark unlike say a Dr Optc which is just dimmed to the correct level for shooting in the dark but wont go all the way to not even giving a usable dot.
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